October 22, 2019

Posts from "Opinion"

  • Opinion | Oct.21, 2010

    Faith Matters

    As St. Dominic lay dying in Bologna in 1221, he summoned his brothers to his side to speak to them his last words. These first Dominicans were grieving and anxious, and understandably so. They were worried that they would not be able to survive without their friend and leader. They were distraught, thinking that without their brother, they would be like rudderless ships tossed about on turbulent seas.

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  • Opinion | Oct.21, 2010

    Split Government Can Save Obama

    Things are not going so well for the Top Dog in the White House these days. The economy remains stagnant with a registered 9.6 percent unemployment rate, while the number of those who have given up looking for work altogether continues to rise. Health care reform continues to leave a sour aftertaste with voters, increasingly weighing down the Democratic ship of state. Meanwhile, the recent congressional session ends on a politically feeble note, with Obama unable to marshal enough support among his own party, or among Republicans, to come to a decision regarding the Bush era tax cuts, which are set to expire. If you haven’t already noticed, two years can alter the fortunes of a political movement considerably.

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  • Opinion | Oct.21, 2010

    Letters to the Editor

    Two weeks ago, the article “Mad in McDermott, Part 1” was published and sent a wave of rapid response throughout all the residents of McDermott Hall. The general consensus was that the article, while true to some extent, was overall insulting, and was based more on assumption than fact.

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  • Opinion | Oct.07, 2010

    Faith Matters

    I’m not really the most sensitive guy in the world. To the best of my knowledge, no one has ever used the word “huggy” to describe me. When I go to the movies, I tend to see films in which stuff blows up instead of romantic flicks. (A confession: I did see 50 First Dates, but only because it starred Adam Sandler and I thought it might be like The Waterboy). Anyhow, you get the picture.

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  • Opinion | Oct.07, 2010

    Mad in McDermott: Part 1

    Here’s a startling fact: by and large, the guys who live in McDermott publicly rate girls. As girls visit their guy friends, whether these young women can hear it or not, a number is called out. The guys on the floor determine this number by rating the girl’s attractiveness on a scale from 0 to 10, with 0 being very unattractive and 10 being extremely good-looking (for lack of a better word). This is a low, mean, pathetic act that exemplifies the male immaturity present on PC’s campus.

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  • Opinion | Oct.07, 2010

    Mad in McDermott: Part 2

    Blurry-eyed from just waking up, I stumbled into the restroom on the first floor of McDermott to shower and start my day. Surveying the restroom, much to my surprise, I found that the divider between the two stalls had been removed from its hinges, and was resting comfortably on the floor. While the innovation of having one big stall with two toilets is fresh and impressive, the five hundred dollar fine attributed to this shocking new take on bathroom arrangement is less than appealing.

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  • Opinion | Oct.07, 2010

    Tangents & Tirades

    A collection of Commentary writers rant over various topics.

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  • Opinion | Oct.07, 2010

    Putting A Price Tag On Providence

    Just the other day, while drinking a ten cent cup of Slavin tap water and struggling to read through approximately $2.86 worth of homework (hot off the press), a funny thought came over me. It occurred to me that I was paying large sums of money to do homework; more specifically, I was paying large sums of money to lead the ever-stressful, sleep-deprived lifestyle of a college student. The world we live in today is one in which the best things in life are rarely free; one for which you have to pay a hefty price to live out the best four years of your life.

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  • Opinion | Oct.07, 2010

    Letters to the Editor

    Students and Professors write into The Cowl about previous articles.

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  • Opinion | Oct.07, 2010

    Sights and Sounds of Living on the Quad

    It’s a Thursday night. I am sitting in my room after having left my Civ paper until the night before it’s due. As I am sitting here cracking into the real meaning of Pascal and Descartes, I can’t help but be distracted by the sounds I am hearing outside the window of my dorm room, conveniently located on the upper campus quad. For many, Thursday is the night where the weekend starts early. Let me give you a small hint of the things that I hear outside my window on nights like this.

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